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What's Happening 10.5-10.7

October 03, 2018

Upcoming Bay Area Events October 5-7, 2018
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Fleet Week
Fri-Sun, Oct 5-8. Times Vary

Fleet Week includes tours of Navy ships at Marina Green, a parade of ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, air shows with the Blue Angels, and military dogs.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-8. Times Vary

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass presents 90 country and bluegrass acts on multiple stages with food vendors in Golden Gate Park.
Bay Day
Sat, Oct 6. Times Vary

Bay Day unites Bay Area communities to celebrate San Francisco Bay, its people, and wildlife. Like Earth Day for the Bay, this official holiday presents the perfect opportunity to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of our Bay.
SF Dance Film Festival
Sun, Oct 7-14. Times Vary

San Francisco Dance Film Festival features local and international dance on screen at 4 venues.
Castro Street Fair
Sun, Oct 7. Times Vary

Castro Street Fair features local artists, vendors, craftspeople, LGBT organizations, live music, and dancers at Castro & Market Streets. Donation-based entry.
Events Coming Soon:
Sweat Fri-Sun, Oct 12-21. Times Vary
SF Open Studios Sat-Sun, Oct 13-Nov 11. Times Vary
Treasure Island Music Festival Sat-Sun, Oct 13-14. 12PM-10PM
SPCA Cuddle Me Festival Sat, Oct 13. 10AM-3PM
Brews on the Bay Sat, Oct 13. 1PM-5PM
The Great Petaluma Quilt Show
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. 10AM-4PM

There will be a show of over 150 beautiful handmade quilts, a featured artist: Barbara Confer, boutique and refreshments. Awards will be given for Viewer's Choice selection of favorite quilts, and there will be amazing items, kits, and fabrics to be won by raffle tickets.
Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. Times Vary

The Charity Challenge is the most exciting, bang for the buck, feel-good vintage racing event on the West Coast. CSRG raises money for the Sonoma Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities through its three-lap Track Rides for Charity program.
Sat, Oct 6. 7:30PM-9:30PM

The first-ever Sonoma County AcaFest is coming soon! We can’t wait to welcome a line up of local ensembles showcasing the best acapella talent from across Sonoma County.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sat, Oct 6. 8PM

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold-out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Mill Valley Film Festival
Sun, Oct 7-14. Times Vary

See quality films from around the world at the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), as well as panel discussions most days and live music most nights.
Events Coming Soon:
Zio Ziegler The Fourth Wall Fri-Sun, Oct 12-Nov 11. Times Vary
Twelfth Night Fri-Sun, Oct 12-21. Times Vary
2018 Weekend Along the Farm Trails Sat-Sun, Oct 13-14. 10AM
Biketoberfest Sat, Oct 13. 11AM-5PM
2nd Annual Society Poker Run Sun, Oct 14. 10AM-4PM
Berkeley Festival of Ideas
Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6. 9AM-5PM

Hear expert speakers, join thought-provoking conversations, see pop-up performances, and mingle at a party during Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas at various venues in downtown Berkeley.
32nd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Opening Gala
Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6. 6PM-9PM

The Emeryville Art Exhibition celebrates the work of Emeryville artists and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, glass works and poetry.
Clayton Oktoberfest
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. Times Vary

Find German food, beer, wine, arts & crafts, carnival rides, street performers, and a parade (noon Saturday) at the outdoor Clayton Oktoberfest. Free entry.
Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. Times Vary

Presented in partnership with the City of Pleasant Hill and Downtown Pleasant Hill, enjoy a weekend of free live music, fun activities and expanded entertainment area for children, over 70 arts & craft vendors, premium wine pavilion as well as a craft beer garden.
2018 Sausage & Suds Festival
Sun, Oct 7. 10AM-6PM

The annual Sausage & Suds Festival in Downtown San Leandro provides fun free musical entertainment with a beer and wine garden, with a nice variety of wines and an extensive variety of microbrews. Plus there’s food that pairs nicely, including sausages among other choices.
Events Coming Soon:
UC Berkeley's 70 Scenes of Halloween Fri-Sun, Oct 12-14. Times Vary
Concord Oktoberfest Fri-Sat, Oct 12-13. Times Vary
25th Annual Classic Car Show Sat, Oct 13. 10AM-4PM
Harvest Festival Sat, Oct 13. 11AM-4PM
DC Wonder Woman Run Series Sat, Oct 13. 5PM
Rock 'N' Roll Marathon
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. Times Vary

This event is known for being California’s fastest half marathon and for having one of the most spirited courses. The event features two days of running with a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and KiDS ROCK, giving runners the chance to take on the Remix Challenge and earn three medals during the race weekend.
San Carlos Art Wine Faire
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. 10AM-6PM

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire features 275 art and craft booths, three stages of entertainment, food vendors, wine, beer, a car show, and a family zone at San Carlos Avenue & Laurel Street. No pets. Free.
2018 Mountain View Oktoberfest
Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. 11:30AM-7PM

Please join us for the 6th Annual Mountain View Oktoberfest, presented by Steins Beer Garden and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. The festival will feature authentic German beer, cuisine, and entertainment.
Redwood City Port Fest
Sat, Oct 6. 10AM-3PM

Plan your day at PortFest. Families, children, adults, and all will enjoy learning about the Port through a fun day full of activities.
2018 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Sun, Oct 8. 7AM-11AM

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record-breaking pumpkin at the prestigious Half Moon Bay event.
Events Coming Soon:
The Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horseshow & Rodeo Fri-Sun, Oct 12-20. 7PM-10PM
Pumpkin Festival Sat-Sun, Oct 13-14. 9AM-5PM
Livermore Artwalk Sat-Sun, Oct 13-14. 11AM-5PM
The Horse Fair Sat, Oct 13. 10AM-2PM
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Sun, Oct 14-Nov 11. Times Vary
Halloween Harvest Festival
Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6. Times Vary

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with events like apple bobbing contest, fishing derby, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more. Several of the events are free of charge.
Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop
Sat, Oct 6. 12PM-4PM

This signature event brings award-winning wines, paired with local food tastings and gives attendees the chance to see all the boutiques Truckee has to offer. A portion of proceeds benefits local non-profits.
A Liar's Cruise
Sat, Oct 6. 4PM-6:30PM

An evening of spellbinding stories, bottomless bubbly, and endless hors d’ouevres while cruising the fabulous West Shore down to Sugar Pine Point State Park and back. Benefits the many great works and special projects of the Sierra State Park Foundation.
Kokanee Salmon Festival
Sat, Oct 6. 10AM-4PM

Kokanee Salmon Festival held the first weekend in October every year by the US Forest Service just down the street or walking path from Camp Richardson at the Stream Profile Chamber. Discover the beauty and history of the Kokanee Salmon spawning run.
Oktoberfest at Camp Richarson
Sat, Oct 6. 10AM-5PM

Activities include German food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bouncy house, bungee platform, climbing wall, live music, and the event’s ever-popular beer and wine garden.
Events Coming Soon:
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe's BE5K Run, Walk or Stroll for Kids Fri, Oct 12. 8AM-12PM
Tahoe City Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch Fri, Oct 12. 10AM-2PM
9th Annual Fall Festival at Tahoe Donner Sat, Oct 13 11AM-4PM
Lake Tahoe Marathon - Optimist Kids Super Hero Pumpkin Runs Sun, Oct 14. 10AM-12PM
Reno Maker Mini Faire Sun, Oct 14. 11AM-5PM
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